Category Archives: Field work

Grey carpet moth survey 31st May 2019, Elveden.

Sharon Hearle from BC is planning a Grey Carpet survey day in Suffolk on Friday 31st May 10.30am – 2pm.  She has got a list of sites on the Elvden Estate with Flixweed and where can be visited. Meet on … Continue reading

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7w UV LED bulbs.

I’ve had a lot of interest from fellow moth-ers about the 7w LED bulb I have been trialing, so many that I’ve decided to put the link up on the blog here to Paul Batty’s web site where you can … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group leaf miner meeting 7th October 2018.

5 people met up at Hemley church for this meeting on a gloriously sunny autumn day. The aim was to head down to the extensive saltmarsh habitat beside the river Deben to see what moth species associated with that habitat … Continue reading

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May moths 2018, Hollesley.

Not a lot to shout about. Abysmal weather environmentally for much of the first 5 months of this year which along with the now predominantly north east winds has not induced the moths to fly, makes coastal areas cooler and … Continue reading

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Help Needed – Lunar Yellow Underwing Caterpillar Surveys – King’s Forest Suffolk

I’ve received a request for help from Sharon Hearle  – details below. Tony Organised at fairly short notice in Feb/March – mild evenings above 3 degrees (hopefully even milder) between 6pm -8pm approx. I am looking for a few volunteers … Continue reading

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Banana moth challenge!

Recently on the internet there has been discussion on using bananas to attract moths to feed. The method involves simply cutting sections of skin off the banana and hanging it up in a tree (see photo). There have been reports … Continue reading

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Chalk Lane wander 1st July 2017.

A few of us went for a bit of daytime surveying along the Chalk Lane in the King’s forest on Saturday late morning/early pm. No real targets, we were happy just to find anything! Was warm and sunny if a … Continue reading

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SMG meeting Mayday farm this week.

Looking at the weather forecast for the weekend Friday night is looking the better of the two nights for fieldwork, with cloudy skies and light winds. Saturday is partially cloudy but windier with heavier rain during the day. So see … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group Field Events 2017

Here is the list of events as they stand for this year. SUFFOLK MOTH GROUP MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2017 Note that there are 2 dates for most meetings, this is so the best night weather-wise can be chosen near the date … Continue reading

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Caloptilia cuculipennella arrives at IGC.

I’ve now had my first ever records of this species. My first observation was last Thursday (4th). Walking down my garden path on the way home from work, I noticed some spun up cones on Ash in my hedge. They … Continue reading

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